No fewer than 20 villages have been confirmed relocated to Anka town, headquarters of Anka local government area of Zamfara state, following recent killing of over 60 innocent people by armed bandits at Bawar Daji, Kurukuru and Sabon Birni villages.
This was made known by Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa (Wazirin Anka), in an interview with newsmen at the palace of the Emir of Anka when the state Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Sanda Muhammad Danjari, paid a condolence visit on behalf of the state government to Emir at his palace yesterday over Kuru Kuru and Bawar Daji attack which led to loss of over 20 persons last week.
According to him, the emirate had declared three days of mourning and fasting in order to seek divine intervention into the lingering attacks.
He described the killings within the emirate as unfortunate, inhumane and barbaric, calling on federal government to provide modern fire arms and logistics that could assist the military personnel to counter the bandits for peace to return to the local council.
“As I am talking now, all the fire arms carried by the military deployed to our area are obsolete and that of the bandits are modern ones, hence the need to provide more arms and ammunition to the military for them to counter the bandits,” he stated.
Also speaking, Anka local council chairman, Alhaji Mustafa Gado Anka, said his council had received hundreds of victims as internally displaced persons, mainly women and children from Kukukuru and Jarkuka villages as a result of armed banditry.
He said his council was doing everything humanly possible to ensure they were taken care of until normalcy is restored to the area.
In his address, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Danjari, said they were in the emirate to commiserate with Anka emirate, local government and the affected communities, saying the state government would continue to give the necessary support to security operatives in the state in order to arrest the ugly situation.